Female transgender turns heads in court in revealing dress
Covering the CourtsSaturday, November 14, 2015
with Tanesha Mundle
A transgender woman accused of mowing down her lover during a tiff created quite a stir when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court in a transparent skin-tight dress showing her black underwear.
The voluptuous transgender cosmetologist accused, who now sports breasts, extended hips and buttocks and was adorned in Brazilian hair touching her waist and nude pumps, seemed to have fooled many of the men in the courtroom, whose attention she had captured.
The 24-year-old accused, who is charged with manslaughter, was arrested and charged in connection with the death of her lover, Carlos Ottary, a landscaper of Chancery Hall in St Andrew.
The incident allegedly occurred on July 7 along Hamilton Drive in St Andrew around 2:45 pm.
The accused was reportedly driving along Hamilton Drive, heading towards Leas Flats, when 'she' hit the now deceased man who had been walking along the roadside. The vehicle went over a gully and ended on top of the victim.
According to the accused in her statement, on the day in question she drove up to the home which she shared with Ottary and got into an argument with him when he threw a stone and hit the rear window and also hit her on her elbow.
Following the incident, Ottary reportedly left the yard and walked down the road, while the accused subsequently went into her car with the intention of going to the police station.
While driving on Hamilton Drive, the accused said she saw a big stone coming towards her, evaded it, but let go of the steering wheel, resulting in the vehicle hitting an embankment and ending in a ditch.
The accused realised that she had hit the man whom she claimed she had not seen walking down the road. She was later told the identity of the victim and said that it was he who had thrown the stone in the car which had damaged the windshield.
According to the accused, she and the now deceased had been together for four years in an abusive relationship.
She said the accused had abused her on several occasions, and had even cut her in her eye once and she had made several reports against him at more than one police stations.
However, the accused said that she did not intentionally hit her lover, as she had never harmed him during their tumultuous relationship because she loved him.
On Tuesday when the matter was mentioned, attorney Valerie Neita-Roberston, who is representing the accused, told Senior Resident Magistrate (SRM) Judith Pusey that her client was driving when someone threw a stone into her car and she ducked her head to avoid being hit and lost control of the vehicle which hit the victim.
The matter was subsequently scheduled for mention in January of next year.